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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Using my Embroidery Machine

I know that most of you drop by to see what I am beading or creating with my beads.  But today, I want to share another of my creative pursuits with you.  I actually am lucky enough to own two sewing machines with embroidery capabilities.  They are older machines, but the both still work very well.  My first and oldest is a Viking Designer 1.  I use that one primarily for sewing because it just seems to do that best. 

My other machines is a Brother Pacesetter ULT2003D.  Yes, it is one that came with the built in Disney designs and handles the Disney cards.  I have done a lot of Disney stuff for my family on it.


As many of you also know, I adopted a Golden Retriever puppy three months ago.  He has been taking a lot of my time to train.  But it has been worth it.  Now, I want to show him and my love for him to the world.  And I also want him to get used to the noises that happen in my work room.  I decided it was time to run the embroidery machine.

I got a GREAT buy on some sweatshirts and t-shirts on the clearance rack, and this is what I did with them.

New Sweatshirt 003

I found this blue hooded sweatshirt for $3.00.  I decided to do the same design on the front and on the back.  Luckily, I was able to get it in two sizes.

New Sweatshirt 001

This is the larger design on the back of the sweatshirt.

New Sweatshirt 002

A close-up of the design.


I put this beautiful face on the front of a grey sweatshirt.  I wore this one to puppy class already.

I have several more designs that I am hoping to find the right garments to display them.  And I have several more grey sweat shirts waiting to be made into custom garments.  So, guaranteed, Tanner will hear the embroidery machine a lot more.

By the way, if you are wondering how he did.  I don’t think he even noticed that it was running.

Easter Bunny photo

Just wanted to share a photo of Tanner that I had taken yesterday at the local pet shop.  They do these to benefit local animal charities.  I think he did really well for being only 5 months old.  I know it will be a memory that I will treasure forever.




  1. Those are really cute designs, Beth. And I love the picture of Tanner and the Easter Bunny :)

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  2. I love the work you do! And Tanner just looks so sophisticated sitting there! He really is a handsome puppy! I don't know how you find the time to do so many different things! Hugs JoanC

  3. Love the shirts. You should think about selling some. Love Tanner and Bunny.


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